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Piedmont Technical College Joins Project to Train Older Workers for New Jobs

Jan
13
2014

Piedmont Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Piedmont Technical College Signs Bridge Agreement with USC Upstate

Jan
10
2014

Piedmont Technical College and the University of South Carolina Upstate recently signed an articulation agreement that will create a bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at PTC, and then transfer to USC Upstate.

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

Jan
09
2014

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for outstanding achievement. 

 

PTC Awards Presidential Medallions at Commencement Exercises

Jan
07
2014

Presidential Medallion WinnersPiedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back right, honored six college associates and community leaders with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises. Pictured with Brooks accepting the Presidential Medallions were, front from left, state Sen.

Fall Commencement Held at Piedmont Tech

Dec
13
2013

graduationThe James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 275 Piedmont Technical College graduates for commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement December 12

Dec
09
2013

graduationPiedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on December 12. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 5 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony. Each ticketholder, including children, will be entitled to one seat.

PTC Pottery Students Host Annual Christmas Show and Sale

Nov
22
2013

Need to do some early holiday shopping? Why not purchase some creative and handmade crafts from local students. Piedmont Technical College pottery students will host their annual Christmas Show and Sale. The exhibit and sale will feature work designed and made by students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program at the college’s Center for Creative Economies.

Instant Admissions Days Return to Piedmont Tech

Nov
18
2013

Piedmont Technical College will once again be offering Instant Admission Days this fall to make enrolling in college easy.

Instant Admission Day will be Thursday, November 21 for spring registration. A second Instant Admission Day will be January 2. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.

“We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.

Health Science Programs Reach 100 Percent Pass Rate

Nov
14
2013

Recent graduates of four of Piedmont Technical College’s health science programs have achieved the elusive mark of perfection.

Students who graduate from the health science programs are required to take national certification exams to enter their fields. Over the past year, students at Piedmont Tech have excelled. The respiratory care program, pharmacy technology program and the radiologic technology program all earned a 100 percent pass rate for the most recent class of graduates. The surgical technology program had a 95 percent pass rate.

PTC Offers SCMC Information Sessions

Nov
11
2013

Piedmont Technical College is offering information sessions about the new South Carolina Manufacturing Certified Training (SCMC) certificate. The college is able to offer this training at no cost to the first 96 accepted applicants.

SCMC is an entry level advanced manufacturing certification that consists of 200 hours of state-funded training comprised of three core certificate programs plus 40 hours of hands-on training in a lab setting.